Wungong River - WUNGRIV01

Basin : Swan-Coastal

Catchment : Canning River

The condition of the Wungong River - WUNGRIV01 site (site code: WUNGRIV01), in the middle catchment of  the Wungong River was assessed between 11 and 12 October 2016, over a 100-m length of stream. The site was also assessed in spring 2010, 2011, 2012 and autumn 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016.

The assessment was conducted using standard methods from the South West Index of River Condition. Measures chosen for this assessment included fish and crayfish, macroinvertebrates, aquatic habitat, water quality (dissolved oxygen, temperature, electrical conductivity and pH logged over 24h, and colour, alkalinity, turbidity and nutrients), fringing vegetation, channel morphology, erosion, connectivity, local land use and flow.

Condition summary

This site was assessed as part of the Urban Waterways Renewal project.

An online condition summary for this site has not been prepared. Please contact the Departments River Science team for site information, and see below for links to information on some of the species found at the site, and some images taken in October 2016.

Fish and crayfish

Three fish and one crayfish species were found at this site in October 2016, including one exotic crayfish.

A list of species is provided at the bottom of the page, click on the images to learn more about each species.

Note: only fish and crayfish are targeted by sampling methods, however where other species were caught and/or observed they are included below.


Species found in subcatchment

This includes all species found within the subcatchment of the assessment site, from this and previous studies in the area. The photos are linked to more information about each species, including maps of where they are expected across the south-west.